At that moment, Fayzon dared not attack Jared indiscriminately despite feeling displeased with the latter. After all, Jared was clearly a lot more powerful than before.
Just then, a cultivator shouted, “Quick, look! What’s going on with the water?” Everyone turned toward the spirit spring and realized something dark was spreading under the pale red water.
Seeing that, Jared waved his hand to form a condensed ball of spiritual light and threw it toward the water.
Boom! The spiritual light exploded, illuminating the water. Immediately, everyone noticed something red spreading in the water. Soon, the pale red water turned crimson red and even reeked of blood.
Everyone was shell-shocked by the sight. No one understood where the blood came from. As they stared at the bloody water, an eerie feeling crept into their hearts.
Originally, they wanted to get into the water to find a way out. Now, no one dared to move an inch. A chill ran down everyone’s spines as they gazed at the crimson water. The stench of blood only made them more nervous.
While everyone was nervously staring at the spring, the water suddenly bubbled. Immediately after that, two figures drenched in blood shot out of the water, flying high into the air before falling toward the ground.
Everyone at the scene tensed at the sight of the figures’ sudden appearance, and they gripped their weapons tighter.
Thinking the two were monsters, the crowd was prepared to fight. Meanwhile, Montane Daemon waved his hands, wanting to attack first before the figures landed.
“Hold on, Mr. Daemon!”
Jared hurriedly stopped Montane Daemon. “Mr. Chance, are we not going to attack first? Shouldn’t we kill those monsters?”
Montane Daemon was confused as to why Jared was stopping him. “They’re not monsters.” With that, Jared leaped into the air, caught the two figures, and landed on the ground.
It was only when the trio landed did the crowd realize the two figures were a man and a woman. When the blood on their faces was wiped away, everyone released a sigh of relief.
It turned out that the duo were Dalton and Rosetta, the couple who had left on the divine turtle previously.
However, Dalton and Rosetta had different expressions from the crowd. They had fear in their eyes and were gasping for breath, still recovering from shock.
“Mr. Chance, why are you here?” asked Dalton in surprise upon returning to his senses. “Why are you two here? And why did you shoot out of the spring?” asked Jared in return.
“The spring?” Dalton froze. He glanced at the bloody water in front of him and then scanned the surroundings before saying with a bewildered look, “We were being hunted by blood spirits. We have no idea how we ended up here.”
“Blood spirit? What’s that?” A look of confusion spread over Jared’s face. He had no clue what a blood spirit was.
“It’s a type of monster from the Night Sea. We came here to find a cure for Rosetta. Her sickness can only be cured with the Bloodsoul Orb,” explained Dalton briefly.
“Bloodsoul Orb?” Jared had never heard of that either. Right then, Dalton removed a crimson orb from his embrace. It emanated a faint red glow.
“This is the Bloodsoul Orb, which can cure Rosetta’s bloodlust. At first, we managed to lure the blood spirits away using the divine turtle and successfully stole the Bloodsoul Orb. We didn’t expect to be discovered in the end and forced into the blood spirits’ lair, so we had no choice but to run further into the lair. Heaven knows how we ended up here.”
Dalton, too, had no idea how they ended up there.
When Jared finished listening to Dalton, his eyes instantly lit up. So, it seems this place is connected to the Night Sea, and that path is the blood spirits’ lair!